Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, 1st June, 1660.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee to whom Thomas Walcott's Letter is referred, to take the Examination of Mr. Johnson, and Sir Edward Fitzharris, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon the Information given in against them, and to state Matter of Fact, and report it to this House; and that Sir John Temple be added to that Committee; and to take care hereof.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Calculation of the Debts due to the Excise, upon the Paper Yesterday brought in.-
Message to attend the King.
The House being informed, that the Usher of the Black Rod was at the Door; he was called in; and having made Obeisance, came into the Middle of the House, and addressed himself to Mr. Speaker, and delivered this Message;
Sir, The King's Majesty hath commanded me to call yourself, and the rest of the Members of this honourable House, to the House of Lords presently; the King staying for you there.
Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair; and the Serjeant at Arms carrying the Mace on his Shoulder before the Speaker, be, with the Members of this House attending him, went presently to the Lords House.-
After Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair, the House resumed the former Debate upon the Debts due to the Excise:
Pardon and Oblivion.
The Question being propounded, That this Act of general Pardon, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts or Sums of Money due to the Excise, upon Entries made in the Custom House, which have been contracted since the 25th of March, 1658; or to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts, or Sums of Money, due to the Farmers of Excise, since the 25th of March, 1657;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative:
And the main Question being put; it was
Resolved, That this Act of general Pardon, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts, or Sums of Money, due to the Excise, upon Entries made in the Custom House, which have been contracted since the 25 Day of March, 1658; or to the pardoning or discharging of any Debts, or Sums of Money, due to the Farmers of Excise, since the 25th of March, 1657.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act of general Pardon is referred, do apply this Clause to the several Parts of the Bill; and make it consistent with the rest of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Sub Committee, who are appointed, by the Grand Committee for raising of Monies, to consider of, and state the Debts of the Nation, and of publick Monies due to the State, be, and are hereby, impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses; and that any Five of them be a Quorum.